Bill Wharton brings his swamp-funk, slide guitar-one-man band, and a pot of gumbo all across the US and to Canada, Europe, and Asia. The Sauce Boss cooks gumbo while performing; serving up bowls to the audience at the end of the shows. He has served well over 200,000 people for free at his legendary live shows. Sauce Boss is the guy Jimmy Buffett sings about in "I Will Play for Gumbo". Albert Castiglia's recent version of Wharton’s blues anthem, "Let the Big Dog Eat" hit #1 on the Roots Music Report. The tune was also in the soundtrack of Jonathan Demme's movie "Something Wild". Bill’s music is featured throughout the soundtrack in the 2021 rockumentary, “Jimmy Carter Rock and Roll President”. The movie is getting raves. 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, RogerEbert.com calls it, "fresh water in the middle of a desert", and the Los Angeles Film Awards presented Wharton with "Best Original Score" for his work in the film. They also awarded the movie "Best Documentary Feature," "Best Editing," and "Best Picture!" Jimmy Carter himself said of the film, "I wouldn't change a thing."
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